Governor Scott Appoints Six Volunteer Florida Commissioners

Governor Scott Appoints Six Volunteer Florida Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2011
CONTACT: Jayme O’Rourke, 850-414-2974

Governor Rick Scott recently announced the appointments of John “J.P.” Ottino, Frank Nappo, Charles J. Scriven, Justin Quiggle, Chucha Barber, and Autumn Karlinsky to Volunteer Florida, the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

“Governor Scott’s new appointments will bring fresh perspectives to Volunteer Florida and can help our organization to achieve its mission of connecting more Floridians to volunteer and national service opportunities,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Wendy Spencer. “Our new commissioners come from across Florida and have strong backgrounds in nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations. I am looking forward to working with them!”

    • Ottino, 56, of Fort Lauderdale, is the vice president of Daily Management Inc. He succeeds Yolanda F. Londono and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2011, and ending September 14, 2012.
    • Nappo, 68, of Naples, is a retired community college dean. He succeeds Robert F. Milligan and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2011, and ending September 14, 2014.
    • Scriven, 79, of Tallahassee, is the minister of Corinth Christian Fellowship. He succeeds Jose R. Irizarry and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2011, and ending September 14, 2012.
    • Quiggle, 16, of Ponte Vedre, is a high school student. He succeeds J. Broderick Enwright and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2011, and ending September 14, 2013.
    • Barber, 58, of Tallahassee, is the chief executive officer of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. She succeeds Aileen Pruitt and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2011, and ending September 14, 2012.
  • Karlinsky, 38, of Weston, is a community volunteer. She succeeds Debora Carswell, and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2011, and ending September 14, 2012.

 

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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The Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Volunteer Florida, was established in 1994 by the Florida Legislature to administer grants under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. The Commission grants funds to Florida AmeriCorps and National Service programs; coordinates volunteerism in disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and helps to strengthen and expand volunteer engagement for everyone from youths to seniors to people with disabilities. For more information, visit: www.volunteerflorida.org.